House of Commons Journal Volume 10
26 January 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 26 January 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 792-793. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29298 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Jovis, 26 die Januarii ;4°Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Special Bills.

THE Amendment, made by the Lords, to the ingrossed Bill, intituled, An Act for taking Special Bails in the Country, upon Actions and Suits depending in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, at Westminster, was twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Fenwick do carry the said Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendment.

Exporting Copper.

Ordered, That Mr. Christie, Mr. England, Mr. Arnold, be added to the Committee to whom it is appointed to inspect and consider of the Statutes which prohibit the Exportation of Copper.

Royal Mines.

Mr. Hamilton was, according to the Order of the Day, by his Counsel, heard at the Bar touching the Bill for removing Doubts, and preventing Controversies, touching Royal Mines.

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the said Bill, which is ingrossed, be read the Third time To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock.

Supply Bill; Excise.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredith;

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties of Excise, upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages in the said Act mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds towards carrying on the War against France, without any Amendments.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Ways and Means.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resumed the further Consideration of the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.

And the First Thirteen of the said Resolutions were severally read a Second time; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

And the Fourteenth Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment being proposed, by leaving out from "laid," and, instead thereof, inserting "for every Gallon of Strong Water, Aquavitæ, or Brandy, commonly called Single Brandy, or Strong Waters, Two Shillings, over and above the Duties of Excise and Customs payable for the same at any time before the Second Year of their Majesties Reign;"

And the said Words were, upon the Question, left out.

And then a Motion being made, That the Words "Two Shillings" stand in the Amendment;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Hutchinson, 108.
Mr. England,
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Goldwell, 90.
Mr. Frcke,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the said Amendment was agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended; That there be laid, for every Gallon of Strong Water, Aquavitæ, or Brandy, commonly called Single Brandy, or Strong Waters, Two Shillings, over and above the Duties of Excise and Customs payable for the same at any time before the Second Year of their Majesties Reign.

The Fifteenth Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, by leaving outfrom "laid;" and inserting "for every Gallon of Strong Water, Aquavitæ, or Brandy, commonly called Double Brandy, above Proof, Four Shillings, over and above the Duties of Excise and Customs payable for the same at any time before the Second Year of their Majesties Reign:"

And, upon the Question severally put thereupon, the same was agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended; That there be laid, for every Gallon of Strong Water, Aquavitæ, or Brandy, commonly called Double Brandy, above Proof, Four Shillings, over and above the Duties of Excise and Customs payable for the same at any time before the Second Year of their Majesties Reign.

Royal Assent to Bills.

A Message from his Majesty, by Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this honourable House to attend his Majesty, in the House of Peers, immediately.

And Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.

And being returned;

Mr. Speaker reported, That his Majesty had been pleased to give the Royal Assent to the Bills following; viz.

An Act for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages, in the said Act mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance Ten hundred thousand Pounds towards carrying on the War against France.

An Act for taking special Bails in the Country, upon Actions and Suits depending in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, at Westminster.

An Act to enable Ralph Macclesfield to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Children.-

Ways and Means.

Then the House proceeded in the Consideration of the said Report.

The Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, Twenty-first, Twenty-second, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, Twentyseventh, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirtyfirst, Thirty-second, Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, Thirtyfifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Thirty-eighth Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, by leaving out "Seven Pounds;" and, instead thereof, inserting "Five Pounds."

And the Question being put, That "Seven Pounds" stand in the said Resolution;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Clarke, 47.
Sir Jo. Dorrell,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Tho. Vernon, 48.
Sir Ro. Cotton,

So it passed in the Negative.

And, upon the Question put, "Five Pounds" was inserted, instead thereof.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended; That there be laid (above what is now charged in the Book of Rates) an additional Duty of Five Pounds for every Hundred Pounds Value of all rough Flax, imported after the Twenty-fifth Day of December 1692; and so in proportion for any greater or lesser Quantity.

The Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, Forty-first, Forty-second, Forty-third, Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, Fifty-first, Fifty-second, Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the farther Consideration of the said Report be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten a Clock.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.